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Bonnie June (Harper) Cook

Posted 2021-09-19 by mhenderson
Published by The Miner on Sep. 18, 2021 -
Kingman, Arizona -

Bonnie June Cook, 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved
ones on Sept. 8, 2021.

June was born to Avin and Nellie Harper on June 2, 1930 in Joplin,
Missouri. On June 7, 1952, she married the love of her life Eugene
Patrick Cook, Sr. (Pat). They were married for 69 years.

Together her and Pat lived in Oregon and Arizona before finally
settling in Wikieup on the Big Sandy, where they lived for many years
and raised their family. June worked at Owens Whitney school as a

She had a love for horses; her and Pat raised and raced horses at
Prescott Downs track. She had a gift for gardening and was a great
cook, and sewed most of the kids’ clothes. She also made all three of
her daughters’ wedding dresses, and we all still have the jean quilts
that she made us years ago.

They also owned and operated three gas stations in Arizona. After they
left Wikieup, they bought a gas station in Truxton. June worked at the
Truxton school as an office accountant. Later they moved to Valentine
where they built their house together. After making many great
memories there, they sold out to The Keepers of the Wild and fully
retired in Kingman.

She is survived by her husband, Pat Sr.; four kids Pat, Jr.
(Jeanette), twin daughters Bonnie (Mike), Billie, (Tom), and Joanie.
She has seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-

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